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Old 08-14-2006, 07:57 AM   #1
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Multi vitamins

I have never been consistent when it comes to taking a multi vitamin. Recently, I started taking Hoodia and it's important to take a vitamin, so I do, every day......with my morning coffee. I take One a day, weight smart. It's chock full of green tea extracts, as well.

I take mine with coffee. What about you?

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Old 08-14-2006, 08:56 AM   #2
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What is Hoodia? I've seen you mention it several times.
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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nah, I'm of the school to get my vitamins and minerals from food, not from pills.
One change I have made recently, is to drink a large glass (12 oz) of water first thing in the morning. It has long bothered me that I dump coffee in my empty stomach every morning. Now I buffer the coffee with the water.
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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I never took them when I was younger (except as a child), but these days I try to remember to take one - usually Centrum or Theramin; I switch around.

Unfortunately, I definitely have to take them with a solid meal, otherwise they repeat on me for many hours afterward. I rarely eat breakfast - at least not what I'd consider a "solid" meal - & usually forget at lunchtime, so I really have to leave a note for myself to remember at dinner.
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:35 PM   #5
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What is Hoodia? I've seen you mention it several times.
Hoodia is a natural extract from a plant found in africa. It curbs the appetite dramatically. It's easy to miss many nutrients, vitamins and minerals this way.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:14 AM   #6
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Taking your vitamins before you've eaten anything, especially with coffee, can sometimes lead to having just very expensive urine. In my opinion, to get the best bang for your buck, take vitamins after eating something. To over simplify, you fool your body into thinking it is taking vitamins the way it was intended .... through FOOD.

I take a daily multi now, but never in younger years. The only reason I can remember to take it is that my husband has daily meds (some of which need to be taken after a meal) so now I actually remember. But what you really need to learn is that your body is supposed to me nourished from food, not pills.
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I can't believe how expensive vitamins are! Even though my son is now 2 years old, I still take my prescription prenatal vitamin - but not everyday - maybe every couple of days. It is way cheaper than otc vitamins!
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I can't believe how expensive vitamins are! Even though my son is now 2 years old, I still take my prescription prenatal vitamin - but not everyday - maybe every couple of days. It is way cheaper than otc vitamins!
Buy them at Sam's, Costco, or WalMart.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:21 AM   #9
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With Food

I personally, take the vitamins w/food. Always have. Taking on empty stomach probably not doing any good. So many things I take seem to be a nuisance but I can truly notice difference if I am consistant. Trying to eat a good meal today is not possible unless you grow your own. I go to Whole Foods Store for my vitamin needs and find I am buying more than just vitamins. Their produce and meat is simply so expensive and I wonder how people can afford to fill their baskets the way t hey do. However, I know they are putting their values in the right place by trying to maintain their health. You surely can't buy good health. Someone once told me Whole Foods should be called Whole Paycheck.

I am going to check into this Hoodia, have heard it once before. Have you taken this for long time? Always like to learn something new.

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Old 08-17-2006, 10:28 AM   #10
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When I was ill my doctor put me on some very expensive vitamins. He said that with vitamins you get what you pay for and the cheap ones just get wee-d out. He also told me every woman should taks a suypplement called feragrad-C when she menstruates which has the correct balance of iron and vit c for the irons absorption. I have to say, I was sceptical, but the feragrad-c makes a whole lot of difference when I take it.
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